The Exploratory Instrumental Music program is taught once a week to every student in the uppermost grade level of their respective elementary school, and introduces students to basic musical concepts such as musical notation, pitch and rhythmic concepts, and music appreciation. Students are also introduced to the four major family groups (Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Percussion)
by having the hands-on opportunity to learn several musical instruments from these different families.
The class is taught by a team of four teachers throughout the course of the year rotating every 9 weeks. Each teacher provides instruction on his or her own primary instrument providing maximum benefit for the student. All of the musical instruments needed for this class are provided by the School District. Our team brings all of the instruments with them each week. After several weeks of exploring one musical instrument, the team then rotates school sites and the students begin their next experience with a new teacher and instrument. This program continues to grow and demonstrate success mainly due to its ability to reach so many, literally thousands, of students each year. We are confident it will help encourage your children to consider participating in music programs as they enter middle school and high school, as well as generating an interest and appreciation for the Arts as a whole.